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Fat Cat At Large (A Fat Cat Mystery Book 1) Kindle Edition
"The Summer Children" by Dot Hutchison
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I think this series is a promising one, and I look forward to the next installment. Nevertheless, there were a few features that didn't quite work, in my opinion. One was the way that the two store owners, Chase and Anna, as well as their two employees, seemed ready to accuse each other of stealing, without making any serious attempt to solve the problem. Chase, the protagonist, was also impulsive in other ways and too-often boldly accused people of murdering someone without a shred of real evidence.
The cat, Quincy, is a real charmer though. There are a few paragraphs throughout the book (in a different font) that give a summary of his point of view, and they add a lot. All in all, I would recommend this new series in particular for cat lovers.
The writing is very flat and very 'tell, don't show' much of the time, and the characters were pretty two-dimensional. I didn't care about the romance aspect because it was just dull and I didn't care about the characters. There were too many people, not enough cat.
It is what it is. Anyone who likes this style of book will probably like this one. It's just not my cup of tea.
I won't spoil it, but I will say that I knew who the killer was by page 20, and I turned out to be right, and that's why it gets two stars instead of one. ;)
and Anna have two employees, Violet and Laci, who cannot seem to work together for more than 2 seconds without quarreling.
Chase takes her cat Quincy to the vet for a check-up and is told that he is overweight and has to go on a diet. The problem is that Anna
keeps giving Quincy some of the dessert bars from their shop and he is gaining more weight, rather than losing it.
On top of their employee problems and Quicy's weight problem, Gabe Naughtly is insistent on buying their store (even though they don't
want to sell) and somebody keeps calling the Health Department about rats in the store.
When Gabe turns up dead, Chase becomes the prime suspect and when a second murder occurs, it puts even more pressure on her. With
the turmoil in the store, Anna is ready to fire both employees, but can't until she can find a viable alternative.
Not always certain where she stands on Detective Neil Olson's suspect list and unable to get a straight answer, Chase feels she needs to
conduct her own investigation to solve the murders.
While it is a murder mystery - several bodies turn up and almost everyone seems to be a suspect, including the main character - it never veers from its easy, pleasant tone.
And Cantrell provides some recipes at the end - for Hula dessert bar squares and for Kitty Patties, which the main character developed to entice her pudgy cat to eat his diet kibble.
Enjoy this book with a cup of spiced tea or a glass of chardonnay.